Retro photos: A substation and more Retro photos: A substation and more

Retro photos: A substation and more

Can you help ID these photos?


In this installment, we offer three photos of company structures and a picture of a field day. We're having a field day, in other words. We also reveal information about the Florida azalea houses from the Oct.6 edition of retro.

These images are from the Duke Energy archives in Charlotte, N.C. If you recognize any of the people or locations in the photos, email, and include the photo number or attach the image.


Photo 640: The back of this photo from the Public Service Indiana collection says, "Lenore substation." Where was this located? Is it still there?


Photo 664: Do you recognize any of these Duke Power employees attending the 1988 DE Fest? What was the festival, and where was it held?


Photo 671: Any idea where and what this Duke Power building was used for?


Photo 675: Where was this dynamic Duke Power office building? Is it still standing?

About the azalea houses


Retro correspondent Tom Tate brings us some history about the St. Petersburg, Fla., “Azalea Houses” in Photo 624. Admiral Farragut Academy sold parcels of the Jungle Hotel and Golf Course to real estate developers. “Some of this land was sold to Azalea Homes Co., which built 1,000 homes on the former golf course between 1954 and 1957. It was called Azaleaville. The advertising said, ‘Live in a community where there are no strangers.’” To learn more, click here.

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